Music and Art at Bombs Away Cafe

Stay tuned to our music calendar for a great night out with your friends and great music. At Bombs Away we also feature the art of local artists. Find out more about our currently featured artists below.

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If you would like to have your art featured here, please contact us at gallery@bombsawaycafe.com

Featured Music

Mar 30

Free Range Open Mic

8:30 || Free
Now in our second year, Free Range Open Mic is a roving event open to players of all levels of experience. Normally hosted by Bombs Away on the 4th Thursday of each month, this one’s been moved to make space for the Light Thieves & Jenna Summer Smith show, but will be back to the usual slot next month! Get your music heard, do some networking with other musicians, or just sit and enjoy the variety! Sign-ups start at 7:30pm and fill up fast!


Mar 31

LMNO

9:30 || $5
LMNO is a Corvallis, Oregon based band of veteran players featuring Page Hundemer on Bass, Brian Bucolo on Drums, Nick Rivard on Guitar and Vocals, and Rob Birdwell on Horns, Keys and Vocals. LMNO has a diverse repertoire that includes original LMNO music as well as covers ranging from the Meters to Bach to Bacharach to Cake to Zappa. Drawing from a variety of styles including jazz, rock, funk, and latin, the band enjoys exploring rhythmic and harmonic textures, cool grooves, and the art of the jam.


Apr 1

Rollipolli

9:30 || $2
Rollipolli gets around like a pill bug. Drag shows, ecstatic dances, parties, after-parties, house shows, deep house shows…where have we not seen him perform this year? It really is asking too much, if anyone deserves a spring break, it’s this guy, but something tells me if he wasn’t playing this April Fool’s day show, well, he’d probably be off foolin’ around with someone else. Getcha some while the gettin’s good!


Apr 6

Funk Jam!

9:00pm || Free
This monthly event features a core group of stellar musicians who bring a drum kit/backline and keep the funk moving as players who sign up join on various instruments. Hosted by Bombs Away Cafe on the 1st Thursday of every month!


Apr 7

The Svens

9:00 || $5
There’s cowboy surf poetry, and then there’s cowboy surf poetry. Everybody in this band is named “Sven”, except for The Viking, whose exploits are well known to these parts. Some say he desvended from fair Valhalla to teach mankind the law of the seventh wave. Others maintain the sacred knowledge is accessible to any who hang susvended by one ankle from the boughs of Yggdrasil. One thing is certain: death. For sure.


Apr 8

Dingo Factory

9:30 || $5
What’s 2 feet of snow between friends? Enough to block your car in the driveway, that’s what! These folks were planning to make the trek over here last winter, but sometimes when you live in Bend, the frost giants have their way with you and it’s all you can do to stay alive. Sorry, I just svenished writing about another show… Fast Forward to now and we’re very happy to be hosting Dingo Factory , who you may never have heard of, but should definitely hear. Piano-driven rock’n‘roll a la Ben Folds with a wry existential playfulness that betrays a profound sense of freedom. Also, their video has claymation bacon in it, so…you should probably look at that.


Apr 13

Jazz Jam!

9:00pm || Free
This monthly event features a core group of stellar musicians who bring a drum kit/backline and keep it cool as players who sign up join on various instruments. Hosted by Bombs Away Cafe on the 2nd Thursday of every month!


Apr 14

Stockhausen Syndrome + Chemotroph

9:30 || $5
Stockhausen Syndrome is a new guitar-free power trio featuring Dave Trenkel on keys and synths, Page Hundemer on bass and loops and JD Monroe on drums and synths. Three people with enough synths and pedals to power seven normal bands! Modular synth genius Chemotroph opens with a solo set.


Apr 15

Yak Attack!

9:30 || $5
Yak Attack will make you dance. Founded in Portland, OR in 2013, the live electronica trio has been making waves in the local scene and expanding its fan base regionally in its short history. Rowan Cobb (bass), Dave Dernovsek (keys) and Nick Werth (percussion/xylosynth) combine technical chops, live looping, and versatility to create a wall of danceable sound far beyond the capability of most three piece bands. Electronic and traditional genres including house, breakbeat, downtempo, jazz, and funk, tight compositions seamlessly blended with improvisation, and frequent contributions from guest musicians define a typical Yak show. The band released its first full-length album in 2015, “Real World Conditions”, and will soon be bringing its unique mix of live chops, electronic techniques, and monkey noises to a funky taqueria near you.


Apr 20

Curtis Monette

8:30 || Free
For 10+ years, our resident live-looping lunatic Curtis Monette has been performing his dissertation on the limits of texture in solo musical performance. Warping between acoustic guitar, electric bass, mandolin, beat-box, layered harmonic vocals, and electric guitar, Monette weaves a dizzying sonic adventure from his repertoire of classic psych, rock and bluegrass tunes.


Apr 22

Far Out West + Spun Honey

9:30 || $5
Far Out West combines two Bomber favorites: Funk music + roots instrumentation. You can probably imagine what funk with an electrified mandolin sounds like, but this almost certainly sounds better because the musical imagination of the players in this band is extremely huge. They had a killer show back in the month of love and we couldn’t be more pleased to have them back!
Spun Honey plays a robust set of rockers, with plenty of jam for all your sandwiches. Look close and you might see a few of them squeezed in between the Far Out West folks throughout the night…


Apr 27

Free Range Open Mic

8:30 || Free
Now in our second year, Free Range Open Mic is a roving event open to players of all levels of experience. Hosted by Bombs Away on the 4th Thursday of each month. Get your music heard, do some networking with other musicians, or just sit and enjoy the variety! Sign-ups start at 7:30pm and fill up fast!


Apr 28

Gift of Gab + The Turntable Enabler + DTW

10:00 || $15
The Gift of Gab is a critically-acclaimed rapper/MC who hails from the Bay Area California. He is 1/2 of the group, Blackalicious and 1/3 of the group The Mighty Underdogs. But you knew that. Bombs Away is honored to welcome this legendary artist to our stage for the first time, and we hope you’ll join us!
The Turntable Enabler is gonna turn your brain inside out, lick the starch off, and stuff it back in your skull with fresh wrinkles and a sun-dried shine. He’s got more records than Michael Jordan (who?), and he’s going to play as many as it takes to give you a genuine life-gasm.
DTW misunderstood their Sunday school lesson and took it to heart when told to “Play without ceasing”. I’ve been told they dream in F Mixolydian and think in B-flat Major…Don’t worry, your body knows what to do with it!


Featured Artists

Featured Artist: Nicole Garrett

Our featured artist for February, 2017 is Nicole Garrett.

“Howdy! My name is Nicole Garrett and I’m an artsy-fartsy-kind-o-gal! I was hatched in the Bay Area, but raised and molded in Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho. Up north, surrounded by captivating mountains and lakes is where I really bonded with nature. At 18, my best friend and I moved to Oregon, and I have resided in the state ever since. There is something about the NW that just feels right in my bones.

I have always been creative, but it is within the past 10 years I feel I’ve really developed my skills. Painting is my forte, however constructing 3-D art while trying to incorporate recycled or found materials seems to be my new interest. Branches, antler sheds, feathers, stones, bones…anything of that nature gets my wheels turning!

Like all artists, I look forward to unexpected inspiration and education to help improve my passion, and bring my visions to fruition. I hope you enjoy my display of feminine beauty and earthy vibes. Mother Nature is my homegirl, and I thank her for providing me with the majority of my materials and for being the muse for my creations.

Should something strike your fancy, or if you’d like to propose a commission, please contact me via email at Ngarrett8@gmail.com” -Nicole